Author Archives: Maggie L R

About Maggie L R

I want to add colour to my life, I want to take each day and make it my own. I love simple pleasures. A hot cup of coffee in the early morning on the deck watching the dog chase the ball. The expressions on the faces of my grandchildren. I love to explore, to take a road I have never been on and see what unfolds. I love to travel. I love a challenge. I have decided I want to live a long and healthy life so I have challenged myself to get into shape both physically and mentally.

Rock vs Water: 10 things I have learned

Rock vs Water: 10 things I have learned.

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Why a Christmas tree?

These days are so dark. The night comes too early. I welcome the Christmas lights that decorate the darkness. Coming home, after a day of wandering, I love the gaily decorated houses. I am not sold on the latest fad … Continue reading

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Do you have a hiding place?

This is a very emotional question. When I was a child, I wanted to be invisible. I would hide in the woods near our house. There was a huge hollow log that I could crawl inside. It was so big that … Continue reading

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What about a NaNoWriMo Greeting Card?

I have an idea. We should have NaNoWriMo Greeting cards. It is a time that is celebrated by everyone around the world, male and female, all religions and cultures, writers and non-writers alike can get in on the action. My NaNoWriMo experience is not going … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo and fear of commitment?

Are you noticing how many blogs bring up NaNoWriMo lately? Is it just me? Am I noticing because I am trying to avoid the commitment? I confess I am conflicted.  There are so many issues to consider. Time: If I officially … Continue reading

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Can you smell heavens tears?

Rain. I stepped off the deck and onto the wet grass. There is a chill in the air and I don’t care. It feels good, it feels like I am being washed by heaven’s rain. Breathe deeply. Can you smell the rain? … Continue reading

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7 Secrets to Teach My Students.

If I were a college professor of “Life 101,” I would teach my students what I have learnt. I love the quote: “The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon”. … Continue reading

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6 steps to motivate yourself

 Are you a procrastinator? Do you lack the motivation to get the job done? I have done much soul-searching and meditating on my future. There are many things I want to do but… The big BUT… what have I done? Nothing! … Continue reading

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Sometimes I like it hot, sometimes very cold.

If I could choose where I lived based on the weather, I would choose Vancouver Island in beautiful BC Canada. Never too hot, never too cold and without the rain of Vancouver. Another choice would be Nairobi Kenya for the same … Continue reading

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How to heal your fears.

It was John Clarke who said “Go back a little to leap further.” In my last post, (http://maggielr.com/2011/10/09/is-fear-of-failure-blocking-your-success/ ) I discussed fears. I suggest recalling the time that you first experienced a fear. I suggest using a journal to write the details by answering some … Continue reading

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